Saturday, September 13, 2008

Muffin

Before... After... (It looks worse that it really is)
So at the end of the summer Hoss turned me on to a new way to spend my money (which he doesn't have). Building RC airplanes. This is yet again another hobby that my bro-inLaw has gotten me into. Hoss had recently built and RC park Jet. I watched him fly it for about 45 seconds and I was hooked. (it would have been longer but a gust of wind pushed it to the ground breaking the fuselage into a bagillion pieces {actually just two}). He had some extra foam, so I downloaded some plans from RCPowers and made my first RC airplane. It took awhile (mostly because I didn't have anything of my own and had to wait for parts) but at the end of August Muffin was finished. I impulsively flew her right away the day happened to be very windy... about 15 seconds later Muffin, was dead... she did a nose dive at Mach 0.0197 and was left with a smashed front end.
I didn't think to take a picture of my pain... any way I fixed her up nicely a few days later. Unfortunately for her I plugged my motor into the binding pin slot on my transmitter... it naturally did not work so I started flipping switches and turning my controller on and off. I some how sent a signal through the binding pin slot and the plan took off full tilt in the kitchen, smashing into the fridge. I had to re-build her again.

Finally yesterday she was once again ready to fly.

I forgot to turn off the prop before she hit the ground, so I think that is the reason why it broke again. Don't worry she is already fixed up again!
So the wife is making fun of me because my airplane is a girl. She says boats are girls planes aren't.

10 comments:

The Highland Hill's said...

that looks like alot of fun...we go to my wifes family reunions during the summer and alot of her electrical engineer cousins and uncles build planes like that and fly them around the park...

pretty fun...and the great state of wyoming probably doesn't help out much w/ the wind issue...

Milmonster said...

I love your plane! You worked so hard on it and it really is a impressive. Good job sweetie.

Rose said...

Your plane rocks. Hoss's first flight was about as short as your second flight, except he "landed" it in a tree, in a swamp, with lots of spiders... Well done A.

When are you going to find a hobby for Hoss? I think it is your turn.

lil-mil said...

Now you guys have got The Hub trying to decide whether or not to get involved with all this crashing. I mean, flying. That's what you and Hoss are doing, right? Flying? I got a little confused with all the crashing... :)

I'm so sad you didn't catch the kitchen crash--er, flight--on camera. That would've been priceless.

Milmonster said...

I agree Lil Mil. I wish I would have seen more than the aftermath. But the crash in the kitchen and the hub's stunned face was priceless.

Erica & Dan said...

Susan-
It was good to hear from you. I found your blog through Haley and Randy Davis' blog. I actually know Haley's cousin, Audrey, and I was looking at her blog then found Haley's and then found yours. Yikes! That was confusing. Hopefully you were able to follow that. So far we like St. George. It was extremely hot in the summer, but now it is in the 80's and 90's and they seem to be calling that fall. Crazy! Anyway, I hope everything is going well with you guys!

Erica Stevens

Mark & Jess said...

We were both heart broken at the video of your failed flight :(. We wish you luck with your next. And just so you know we will be painting pumpkins with knives when it gets closer to halloween. How's the peanut?

Milmonster said...

yeah I flew it again yesterday. almost ripped the right wing off when it crashed. im sure that within a half dozen more crashes i will be able to keep her up.

Destiny said...

I'm not really sure how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did! It's cute and it looks like you guys had a lot of fun this summer! Our blog is http://sdhultgren.blogspot.com if you want to check it out!

Wyoming Mom said...

That is impressive! Good luck with your next flight!!